Friday, July 19, 2013

Hush Little Baby??? Not so much....

So today was my "initiation" day into the sorority of motherhood. Up until this point I've been pretty lucky in that the most difficult thing I've had to deal with was being pooped and peed on. But today I encountered (and am still encountering) the dreaded fighting of sleep. At least that's what I think it is. Whatever "it" is, it is the most frustrating, tiring thing EVER. Seriously. 

It all started yesterday evening. After two great nights of sleeping (in two 4 hour increments) and two good days, I felt fairly certain that we were developing a routine. Audrey seemed to sleep and eat around the same times for those two days and that was wonderful. However, upon arriving home last night that dream was shattered. She stayed awake the majority of the night and refused to sleep even when it was blatantly clear that she was exhausted. After such a night, I assumed today would be a "sleep" day for her. Wrongo. From about 11:30am until 5:00pm, Audrey slept maybe a total of an hour. That would have been no biggie, except the hours in between were filled with nothing but eating, dirty diapers and tears (tears from both mommy and baby).  This girl fights sleep like none other. And when I finally do get her to sleep, she sleeps for 20 minutes and then wakes up again and the entire process starts all over. I've tried everything; bouncing, singing, rocking, walking, and even vibrating. Nothing works. 

I know this too shall pass, but for tonight, I am one tired mommy that can now officially say, I'm earning the title. 

Good night, dear ones. I hope yours is better than mine! 

Tired mommy and baby....


  1. That picture is the sweetest thing. Nonni loves you both!

  2. It is so hard when they fight sleep, hard on baby and mommy. I pray you both have a better night tonight.

    Much love from Aunt Dayle.

    Love, love the photo!